07172015 Trendcast by Rugnews.com: Design Intelligence for the Rug Industry
TRENDCAST BY RUGNEWS.COM: "DESIGN INTELLIGENCE
FOR THE RUG INDUSTRY"
RugNews.com's new trend forecasting editorial service announces
Trendcast 02: Rorschach Revival, insight into the re-emergence of ink blot designs in
interior textiles, rugs and couture fashions. From Andy Warhol prints
and Doris Leslie Blau rugs by Eskayel, to newly introduced designs by
Lindstrom Rugs and Emma Gardner, these mind-bending looks are
conversation starters. Read more.
Lindstrom of California-based Lindstrom Rugs unveiled his Inkblot
Collection of eight designs inspired by the Rorschach psychology test at
ICFF in New York, in May, 2015, and had visitors talking. In fact, the
five-year-old boutique rug maker won the editor's choice award at ICFF
in the carpet and flooring category (which includes area rugs). Up for
interpretation by the viewer, the Tibetan rugs are hand-knotted in wool
in Nepal of 100 knots per square inch, and come standard in shades of
black, gray and white, though custom colors and yarn choices are
Rug from the new Inkblot Collection by Lindstrom Rugs introduced
at ICFF in May.
One of eight designs in Lindstrom Rugs' new Rorschach-inspired
Emma C. Gardner's made-to-order rug label, emma gardner design
introduced Subconscious this spring, a dynamic design featuring a pool
of color glimpsed through a Rorschach-inspired cut-out. The wool is
carved higher than the concentric coils of gold tone silks, hinting at,
but not entirely revealing all that goes on below the surface.
Hand-knotted in Nepal using Tibetan wool and pure Chinese silk, standard
construction is 100 knots per inch. Retail pricing is $107.25 - $136.40
per square foot.
The wool and silk Subconscious rug by emma gardner design in Ink, crafted in Nepal.
perfect symbol for the subjectivity of human perception, ink blots also
produce compelling and often beautiful shapes," said Emma Gardner,
principal and creative director, emma gardner design. "I wanted to make
one myself and couple it with another notion I am very drawn to,
Subconscious is available in two color ways: Treasure, which combines
soft gray wool with gold tone swirls of silk, and Ink, a near-black rug
with bluey-purples, cream and a splash of tangerine.
Subconscious by emma gardner design in the Treasure colorway.
sized rugs will be making a national tour to give interior designers and
trade buyers an opportunity to see the rug in person. The first stop
will be in New York at Patterson, Flynn & Martin where the rugs are
currently on display. Other confirmed stops include Miami, Dallas, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Chicago.
Brooklyn-based artist Catherine Willett's thought-provoking textile
designs for the Rorschach Loveseat were part of a special collaboration
with furniture designer Norman Cramer. Willett has additional inkblot
designs in her pillow collection.
Norman Cramer's Rorschach Loveseat featuring fabric by Catherine
Doris Leslie Blau
upscale rug company's owner Nader Bolour was an early admirer of the
work of Shanan Campanaro, founder of Brooklyn-based Eskayel, and
introduced a collection of Eskayel rugs for Doris Leslie Blau in the
fall of 2012 featuring inkblot-style Rorshach patterns. The collection
has been making waves in 2015 with Eskayel rugs named best interior
textile by Interior Design magazine and featured in Arch Digest in the
home of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.